TITLE

GETTING TO GRIPS WITH OBESITY BMI OR WAIST?

AUTHOR(S)
Lean, Mike
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Pulse;5/17/2007, Vol. 67 Issue 19, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the performance of body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference predictors in solving the problem of obesity in Great Britain. It is stated that BMI is a relatively weak predictor of ill-health and it is not intended as sole diagnostic criterion for obesity. Moreover, it points out that waist circumference is not a perfect predictor either, but it is being used worldwide as the better predictor of total body fat and health, within the normal and overweight range of BMI.
ACCESSION #
25230044

 

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